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What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« on: September 19, 2009, 10:33:10 am »
In 1977-78 probably (my JMN years, 14 year old), I built this 1/32 P-51D, and during many home-moving, only the propellers have been broken away. Now it stands (on the wall) almost correct but… not what-if enough.
So I am going to “improve” the tail. With an inverted V addition. As P-51^.
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 10:50:45 am »
project P-51^ :
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 03:07:06 am »
Yowsa that's wickedly cool, Tophe! I look forward to watching your progress on this very intriguing project.
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 03:40:25 am »
The original is a nice peice of work, Tophe ! Be sure to save a few pics of her before she's gone forever !

And as an aside to the new tail, it looks like the ground crew can just throw a tarp over it and have a place to stay !

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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 08:19:58 pm »
Thanks for the comments, friends. ;D  I will do it probably next week-end. With putty and sanding the week after, then painting again the whole tail (all yellow probably). :smiley:
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 01:24:11 am »
Here is the weekend and, uh... my workbench has been invaded by shared with
my dear wife... :blink: :huh: ;D
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 07:33:00 am »
Standing back on the wall (waiting for completion):
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 07:46:14 am »
 Detail: as I dislike >:( nationalism, as I dislike >:( the acute Western racism of giving back the Palestine to the Hebrews without giving back the USA to Native Americans… the N.A. P-51D of the USAF has become Native American P-51V of the UTAF (United Tribes Amerindia Force) :blink:
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 07:48:13 am »
Well, I have let the USAF roundel on the (weaponless) asymmetric Singalina improved by my wife, towing a Filipino Bacolod-Mascara souvenir…
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2009, 08:58:16 pm »
 :huh: My can of yellow paint is empty, so the P-51V will not wait  >:( for another order and envoice, but probably have a white tail, and I will put white covers also on machine guns, as I am a naive crazy pacifist, sorry... :blink: :wacko:
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2009, 07:33:48 am »
The first coat of white paint is on the tail, and the deadly claws have been discarded and covered with a gentle (peaceful white) glove. :blink:
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2009, 07:36:56 am »
A detail of the pilot face, bright orange :huh:  >:( , reveals that I was not completely a true-JMN :wacko: (no more flesh paint, aw, too bad, I will take another color ;D ). And that is absolutely perfect now (32 years later) for the what-if story of the “improved” “moralized” model : this is not a white US pilot at all, this is a red-skin Amerindian pilot… :blink:
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2009, 08:09:03 pm »
P-51V of the UTAF (United Tribes Amerindia Force) :blink:
With no gun anymore, the UTAF is no more a Force but a Flight or Firm or... I don't know :blink:
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 01:18:02 pm »
I like the peaceful, white gloves, mon ami! I always appreciate your un-warlike approach to What-If.
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Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2009, 09:24:07 pm »
 ;D Thanks Brian, and she is now completed:
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